A huge lorry fire has closed a busy motorway after the blaze melted the road.Read the full story ›
Visitors were evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power cut forced the ride to grind to a halt.Read the full story ›
A woman has been charged with inciting terrorism on social media and being a member of the terrorist group Islamic State.
The 26-year-old woman, from Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, is accused of sending a series of tweets encouraging others to "commit, prepare or instigate" acts of terror.
West Midlands Police said the woman had also been charged with belonging to a banned organisation, between October 2014 and January this year.
She was arrested by counter-terror officers at Heathrow Airport in February after arriving on a flight from Turkey.
She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today to face the charges.
A "selfish and wicked" mother has been jailed after filling in false paperwork to stop her ex-husband from attending their son's cremation.Read the full story ›
Celebrities join friends and family of Stephen Sutton in two online campaigns to mark one year since his death and raise money for charity.Read the full story ›
Two people have died in a collision involving a minibus and a lorry.
Emergency crews were called to the crash on the A511 at Tutbury shortly before 7am today.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
Six other people have been injured.
One casualty, man in his 20s, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering serious head injuries, Staffordshire Police confirmed.
Ed Miliband has been accused of deliberately scaremongering and trying to frighten people about the future of the NHS in North Staffordshire by David Cameron.
The Prime Minister branded the Labour leader's behaviour a "disgraceful tactic" and criticised again his alleged use of the word weaponise in relation to the health service.
Mr Cameron was responding to a question from Labour's Joan Walley about the release of a KPMG report into the state of the Staffordshire NHS.
I know that the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust are working hard with the Trust Development Authority and other parties involved to manage a safely and timely transition of services. All parties should work together to do that.
But I have to say it is not helped by the Leader of the Opposition going to Stafford and deliberately scaremongering and trying to frighten local people.
He has said that North Stafford Hospital is on the 'road to closure'. This is what he means by weaponising the NHS. It is an absolutely disgraceful tactic. You know it's not true, he knows it is not true but he hasn't got the gumption to say so.
Inspirational fundraiser Stephen Sutton joins Peaches Geldof and Robin Williams in Google UK's list of most searched-for deaths this year.Read the full story ›
A letter from a WWI general has revealed more about the iconic Christmas Day truce - and how he planned to use it once battle resumed.Read the full story ›
A terrified family had to leave their home for three days after finding the spiders - which are feared to have been the world's most toxic.Read the full story ›